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"Rules without relationship leads to rebellion" (Josh McDowell)

Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

The teenage years require a delicate balance between the young person's need to gain independence, and the parent's need to retain authority.

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

Wouldn't it be nice if children would simply listen and learn.

Parents are the external regulator for kids who cannot regulate themselves.

If you are headed in the wrong direction as a parent - you are allowed to make a U-turn.

Hurt people hurt people.

Simple rules adhered to when children are young can prevent more serious problems later.

If it  was going to be easy to raise kids, it never would have started with something called "labour".

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Single Parents

 

SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES
Single parent families occur because of:
            1. separation / divorce
            2. unwed mothers
            3. death of a spouse
            4. adoption / fostering by a single
            5. non participating spouse
Whatever the family history, all single parents take on a challenging responsibility of raising their children alone. It’s difficult enough for 2 parents with a solid marriage and stable finances to parent. Being a single parent may be the most challenging job in the universe:
            – earning a living
            – fixing meals
            – caring for kids
            – helping with homework
            – cleaning the house
            – paying the bills
            – repairing the car
            – handling insurance
            – changing diapers
            – doing the banking
            – taking the kids to the doctor / dentist
            – bathing the preschooler
            – doing the income tax
            – laundry, laundry and more laundry
            – shopping
            – reading a story
            – going to soccer practice
            – cutting the grass
            – tucking in a night
            – etc.
            – etc.
            – etc.
            everyday – all year long is exhausting, back breaking work.

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Workshops

+ Behaviour Management (now available online)

This full day or 2 evening workshop will introduce you […]

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+ Lick Your Kids

  “Lick Your Kids” (figuratively not literally) (2 hours) First […]

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+ A Parent’s Guide to the Teenage Brain

  A teenager’s brain is not just an adult brain […]

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+ Reading Rescue

A program for children with reading problems

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+ Taming a Toddler

Many parents wonder what hit them when their sweet little baby turns into an unreasonable toddler – ideas for dealing with mealtime, bedtime, temper tanturms, toilet training, noncompliance, etc.

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Contact

2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

Phone: (519) 485-4678
Fax: (519) 485-0281

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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Parents' Comments

“We were so naive. We thought our son’s poor behaviour was just a phase he was passing through. Thankfully you led us ‘out of the wilderness'”

(N.S. – London)